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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring has sprung! Simplicity 8292

Simplicity 8292



  Hey guys! So I am back with a review, in this Simplicity 8292 dress pattern. I fell instantly in love with this pattern the moment it was released and knew it was going to be an instant make. I think we all can agree that the sleeve trend is big this season, and I am really digging all the various iteration of the sleeve details on designs this year.



Well, fast forward a bit; I had found this lovely rayon challis on Style Makers fabrics, and knew instantly what I was going to make with it. This rayon challis fabric from their company, has got to be one of the best challis fabrics that I've ever purchased! Like, I seriously washed and pre-treated this fabric upon arrival, lol. However, it took me over a month to get finished with the dress,lol.. Life has been insanely busy.



 Now, this dress pattern is nothing complicated; it's pretty standard in the way on construction. I made view B and I completely nixed the lining. I just wanted an everyday simple dress for Spring and Summer and plus I was much too lazy to cut out lining fabric, LOL!

Inside shot of dress..

 For sizing, I was unsure on what to go with, seeing as I have been losing steady and exercising like crazy! Y'all, I am a Zumba junkie,lol..I've lost almost close to 30 pounds now,and I feel amazing!

The bottom hem of the dress.
  But back to the dress before I get side track, as it doesn't take much :)..  I ended up cutting out a straight size 16 and y'all, I was nervous! I thought that it would be too tight, but all ended up well, whew! Well, I did have a little issue with the shoulder area. The shoulders before I brought up the shoulder seam, seemed too large, which cause the sleeves to sit funny on my shoulders. What may this mean in terms of alterations? I noticed this with my last Vogue top as well.


I used bias binding on the sleeve hem. It makes
it so much easier to hem for curved hems.

I also had to add I think up to four inches to the skirt pieces and 1/2 inch to the bodice front. Y'all, this thing runs short! I added length and still could only do a baby hem, so just be aware if you are taller like myself.



 I think I mentioned already that I did not add the lining. They only have you line the top portion, so I didn't feel that I needed with this fabric. I just used the facing pieces in lieu of the lining and all was good in the hood, ya know?!
Love, love, love those sleeves

Invisible zipper, that did not want to be invisible,LOL!

A little shot of the back darts in the back bodice
These little labels never seems to get old :).
They just make me smile every time.


 I  had complained early over on my IG story that I thought this pattern was going to be more flare, but now that I truly look at the line drawings it's not to be so. So, that's my bad. I should have paid more attention. So, the fit on this view seems to be more fitted through the bodice on down, and has a slight flare towards the hem.



 So, overall making this dress was pretty uneventful. I took my time, and just enjoyed the process of sewing. I truly glad to have this dress apart of my wardrobe for spring and summer this year. I'm not sure what is up next. However, I do know that I want to ensure that it fits into my pretty laid back lifestyle! 


         As always, be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice
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17 comments:

  1. That Rifle & Co Rayon is beautiful and made an amazing dress which you look fabulous in!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I absolutely adore this fabric!

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  2. I love it Candice, and it is perfect for spring! Congrats on losing 30 pounds doing Zumba, you look wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I have been having an absolute ball doing Zumba!

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  3. Love your dress! I agree with you-Style Maker fabrics, particularly the rayon challis is very top quality.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, their rayon challis fabric is certainly top quality. I love it!

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  4. YESSSSS!! Love everything about this!
    and congrats on 30 lbs!!

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  5. Candice this dress is just gorgeous on you! Congrats on the weight loss! I could tell right away when I opened your post! You look great!!!!

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  6. I love this dress on you! Gorgeous fabic too! I really like your labels too and need to find some for myself! (Inexpensive ones!!)

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    1. Thanks Myra! I ordered these labels from 'Dutch Label Shop', and they were really inexpensive.

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    2. Thanks Candice!! I'll look them up!

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  7. A big congratulations on your McCall's win Candice!

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  8. Such a pretty dress. I love your choice of fabric. You look amazing.

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